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Fashion A Vibrant Industry, Says Sui

Fashion is something that must be lived. These were the sentiments shared by a 56-year-old fashion design­er of Savusavu who was part of the two-day Women’s Expo in Savusavu. Rosalia
30 Nov 2018 10:39
Fashion A Vibrant Industry, Says Sui
From left Aggie Cama, Rosalia Sui, Adi Ilisapeci and Mariah Baravilala wearing the attire designed by the 56-year-old uring the Women’s Expo in Savusavu on November 28, 2018. Photo: Yogesh Chandra

Fashion is something that must be lived.

These were the sentiments shared by a 56-year-old fashion design­er of Savusavu who was part of the two-day Women’s Expo in Savusavu.

Rosalia Sui, of Nukubalavu, Caka­udrove said that there was a need to involve more people in the fashion industry.

“It’s a vibrant industry and we need more innovative ideas to move the in­dustry forward,” said Ms Sui.

She said that fashion designing in foreign countries had a high level of recognition and Pacific Islanders could also gain popularity.

Ms Sui who has five children said that her taste in fashion started when she was a teenager.

However, with time, she was deter­mined to design her own clothing de­signs and also developed an interest in designing jewelries.

Ms Sui designs island dresses, vone necklace, kuta hat and earrings made out of eco-friendly materials such as shells and voivoi, a traditional plant used for weaving mats. Her plan for now is to continue with the craft and hope that more people are attracted to the industry.

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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